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Credit key to agriculture

One of the keys to agricultural development is accessible credit. This was the conclusion arrived at last Jan. 17 of the 10 leaders elected and identified by 200 stakeholders at the AF2025 Conference held on Feb. 10-11, 2011. These leaders ...

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Seed Sensation – Can A UK Startup Revolutionise Agriculture?

“This is the greatest thing in agriculture for the last 100 years.” Peter Blezard is honing his pitch ahead of a meeting with US investors and with a background in marketing he is clearly not someone who believes in underselling ...

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Jordan Farm exports showed substantial growth in 2014

Farm exports in Jordan showed substantial growth in 2014, aided by foreign sales of vegetables, while deals with new markets and key investments in water irrigation are strengthening growth potential for future years. Jordan’s fruit and vegetable exports increased 12% ...

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Small-scale organic farming only way to feed the world: UN

Transformative changes are needed in our food, agriculture and trade systems in order to increase diversity on farms, reduce our use of fertilizer and other inputs, support small-scale farmers and create strong local food systems, says a report of the ...

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European Central Bank unveils big new stimulus program

The European Central Bank has taken a dramatic step to stimulate the region’s troubled economy, unveiling a massive bond buying program worth at least $1.3 trillion. President Mario Draghi said the ECB program would cover public and private sector securities ...

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Atomic Scientists: We’re getting even closer to doomsday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too ...

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Falling Ebola cases show ‘turning point’

There has been a “turning point” in the Ebola crisis, with cases falling in the three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say. Just eight cases were detected in Liberia in the last week down from a peak of 500-a-week ...

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Precious Metals, Agriculture & Farm Products Lead Tuesday’s Stock Market

In trading on Tuesday, precious metals shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 3.9%. Leading the group were shares of Golden Star Resources (GSS), up about 21.3% and shares of Almaden Minerals (AAU) up about 9.8% on ...

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A New Search Engine For Agricultural Research – USDA

Scientists and researchers in the agricultural fields may have an easier time accessing scientific information from the federal government thanks to a new free search engine created by the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. PubAg, as the easy-to-use search engine ...

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Radical shift in agriculture critical to making future food systems smarter, more efficient – UN

Climate change and increasing competition for natural resources have essentially rendered the agriculture model of the past 40 years unsustainable, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stressed, calling for a ‘paradigm shift’ in food production. Food systems ...

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